How To Chart A New Course For Your Life With 3 Simple Diagrams
Making an alternative choice is hard because we are neurologically wired to favor the default solution, even if it brings suboptimal results.
As the complexity of a decision increases, so does our tendency to stick with the answer we know.
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"By far the most significant learning experience in adulthood involves critical self-reflection - reassessing the way we have posed problems and reassessing our own orientation to perceiving, knowing, believing, feeling and acting."
You need to have absolute clarity over 3 fundamental facts:
A very simple, but crucial principle: if you don’t know where you are, you can never reach the place where you want to be.
Ikigai (usually translated as 'life’s purpose') is a Japanese concept that provides a visual framework to reach clarity and identify long-term goals.
It encompasses 4 dimensions of life: what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs.
Useful for identifying the most optimal ways to spend your time.
The pie chart represents the total amount of time available within a chosen period of time. The time is limited and because it reinforces the idea of scarcity, you are forced to prioritize.
It's a visual tool for time management and evaluating tasks, to decide whether they should be carried out, delegated or dropped.
It divides tasks into 4 quadrants: Urgent and important, Not urgent and important, Urgent and not important, Not urgent and not important.
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We all have busy schedules, but we are incorrectly planning our day around the time we have, not around priorities.
Our estimates on how long certain tasks will take are almost always ...
The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:
Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.
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We need to take ownership and set priorities of the existing workload ourselves. Our priorities can be divided into:
Take ownership and reclaim your time, choosing where you can best spend your time and energy.
You can analyze your last month's calendar and flag or grade your work and in which quadrant you have been working. This will help you plan in a more informed way to use the finite resources of time and energy.
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The Happiness Pie Chart, first published in 2005, states that 50% of our happiness is defined by our genes, 40% by our activities and 10% by our life circumstances.
Ways to give yourself a happiness boost: